Springbok agile wheelchair
Stylish, lightweight and adaptable, the Springbok is ready for work or play.
Designed to impress, the Springbok brings you confidence and style
Springbok is a customizable wheelchair for an active, urban lifestyle. Designed in the USA by the Participant team who have over 100 years of assistive product design experience, its lightweight, slim frame navigates the office with ease while the heavy duty tires handle the city streets. You’ll never miss out with exceptional reliability, readily-available parts and a deconstructable frame to easily load into your car. The Springbok is built for independence.
Why choose the Springbok?
Transportable with quick release rear wheels and fold down seat
Medium width tires provide a smooth ride on rugged terrain and great durability
Excellent energy transfer for more efficient self propelling
Customizable to each user. Exceptionally wide range of adjustability.
Adjustments: back height and angle, seat depth and height, footrest height, center of gravity and many others.
Optional accessories: anti tippers, armrests, activity tray, laterals, headrest, foot rest riser
Repair tool kit and carry bag
All terrain tested with proven durability
Empowering you with easy fixes
Springbok is compatible with commonly available parts and each one comes with a full set of postural supports, adjustment tools and access to Participant’s growing library of tech support videos. This simplifies the supply chain, speeds up service provision and reduces waste and packaging costs, providing users and therapists a new level of self-reliance.
Armrest for Springbok and Wildebeest
Tubular armrests with quick release attachments to the frame.
Footrest Riser for Springbok and Wildebeest
Bracket and foot plate that lifts the footrest surface by 80 mm.
Tall Back Kit for Springbok and Wildebeest
This kit extends the backrest with two additional heights, 450 and 500mm.
Anti Tipper for Springbok and Wildebeest
Bolt on anti tipper for the Springbok and Wildebeest wheelchairs. Adjustable and flip up.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Springbok fold?
The back folds down to the seat (like closing a book). And, the rear wheels have quick release axles. This makes the folded size a bit smaller than a similar X-Brace folding chair. The advantage for wheelchair users is that each piece is lighter and easier to lift. And, because the frame has fewer moving parts, it does not flex when pushing so more arm energy goes into forward motion. Also, the frame is stronger and has a much longer lifetime than an X-Brace frame.
Does the Springbok come in child sizes?
Springbok is not ideal for children, though it does come in narrow seat widths (250 mm, 10 inches). Typically, chairs for children have smaller rear wheels and lower seat height so that the user is lower to the ground and independent transfers are easier. Participant is planning a child size version of Springbok. If you are interested in this, please contact Sales.
Does Springbok come with a pressure relief cushion?
No. Participant offers a comfort cushion and several pressure relief cushions. These are sold separately. If requested, the cushions can be packed inside the shipping box with the Springbok wheelchair.